Family attractions, all within 35 miles

Pickering steam railway through the moors. Steam or diesel to Goathland, some trains may go through to Whitby

Helmsley: National Birds of Prey centre. Situated in the beautiful and private Duncombe Park

Helmsley: Gateway to the moors, shops, restaurants & cafes, theatre, open air pool, brewery, walking, castle

Mouseman of Kilburn, visitor centre of the renwned babinet maker. Good pub next door. Great walks from The White Horse of Kilburn

Thirsk: World of James Herriot, excellent even after all these years. Lovely town and market place to explore.

Matthewsons 'Bangers & Cash' at Thornton le Dale. Lovely village and auto museum.

Flamingoland, between Malton an Pickering. Like tired children? then take them here!

Brimham Rocks near Harrogate. Great day for the children and their parents.


Eden Camp. Award winning museum. Former POW camp. Go back to WW1 in 1945.

Whitby: you must know Whitby but also a superb fossil hunt for both kids & adults.

Hutto le Hole: beautiful moors village, great pub and Ryedale Folk Museum ***

Filey, lovely seaside town, also Filey Brig and rspb seabirds at Bempton Cliffs

Monk Park animal farm. Children love this, nearby at Thirsk

Creepie crawlies (The Web) play park. Tire out the kids on a wet day. You pass it going into York from here

Yorkshire Air museum, Elvington airfield south of York.

Brave kids?..... try this then! Also in Dalby Forest are many lovely walking routes, and bike riding/hire

Dark Skies: meet at various venues incl Dalby, Sutton Bank, Helmsley etc for stargazing and night walks.

Shacken Bridge horse trecking. 3 miles out of Helmsley in stunning Bilsdale.


20 acres of colourful garden near York, highly appraised by Monty Don

Magical nature, dark skies and day walks provided by Alison who lives here at Warren House Farm

York for the family by Tripadvisor. Lots of great ideas for York and the Moors

Rober fuller wildlife artist. So talented, visit his gallery in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds